Tower Bridge (built 1886–1894) is one of the iconic symbols of London. Despite its crenelated appearance it is a relative newcomer on the scene, being opened by The Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in 1894. It crosses the River … Continue reading
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Since I created this slideshow as part of my new job, I am constructing a ‘user friendly’ blog for Dunford House and I rather liked this series so I’ve put it on here as well. Dunford House was built by … Continue reading
I first glimpsed Hillfield Gardens in London Road, Gloucester whilst on the bus from Cheltenham to Gloucester. An intriguing site the Gardens were originally created for the grounds of a Victorian house, built in 1867-9 in an elaborate and stylish … Continue reading
Anyone who knows me will know that the mere sight of an old house or elderly estate will light a fire under me that compares with the fires lit under John Latimer and his cronies, standing over heretics fires in … Continue reading
Spitbank Fort, somewhere in the Solent between Portsmouth and the Isle Of Wight. Originally built, along with its sisters No-Mans Fort and Horse Sand Fort, by Lord Palmerston in the middle of the 19th century, their primary purpose was to … Continue reading
The Collegiate Church of St Mary, or rather the foundations thereof, date back to 1123 when they were laid by Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl Warwick. It is located in the county town of Warwick, a mere stone’s throw from … Continue reading
The world’s first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn in 1779. Costing over £6,000 it finally opened on New Years Day 1781 and was in consistent use until 1934 when it closed and became a designated Ancient Monument. … Continue reading